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The brain’s zoom button

Everybody knows how to zoom in and out on an online map, to get the level of resolution you need to get you where you want to go. Now researchers have discovered a key mechanism that can act like a zoom button in the brain, by controlling the resolution of the brain’s internal maps.

Making plastic out of carbon dioxide

Finnish scientists are using carbon dioxide to create plastic coating for food packaging. They claim that foods would have a longer shelf-life with the new material than with traditional packaging film.

Let the sun organise your photos

Fed up with the chaos in your digital photo collection? New research shows that the sun and the clock can sort out your pictures.

Metal music turns into business

The more credibility you have as a musician, the more commercial opportunities will open up for you. A recent study has looked into how metal musicians create business.

Coming to terms with terror

Norwegians are still in a state of shock. How will the terrorist attacks on July 22 change the country?

Simulation models to determine health of skeletal system

Researchers in Finland are using technical simulation models to simulate the functions of the human body. The method could help in the optimisation of exercise equipment for bones in the hip area.

Researchers get to the bottom with the ship

After 20 years of searching, divers are happy they’ve found what is thought to be the warship Mars, which went down in 1564, just off the island of Öland in the Baltic. Now it’s up to Sweden’s researchers to make the most of the history preserved at the bottom of the sea.

Skin care chemicals end up in your blood - and in the Arctic

Many skin care products contain a variety of chemical substances with partially unknown and possibly harmful effects, and these chemicals not only affect your skin.

Gigantic multitouch displays become microscopes

Finnish researchers have created an entirely new way of performing microscopy: a large-screen multitouch digital microscope that makes today’s tablet computers look like postage stamps.

Proof: Monster Waves are real

Monster waves – also known as rogue waves - with wave heights up to 30 meters was once only something sailors could only hope to live to tell about.
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